'Grease' is the title song for the musical motion picture Grease, which was based on the stage play of the same name. The song was sung by Frankie Valli and was featured twice on the film's soundtrack, as the first track and reprised as the final track. It became a No. 1 single in the United States in 1978 and also reached No. 40 on the R&B charts in the same year. The song was written by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees. The Bee Gees would later perform the song in concert, as captured on their live offering One Night Only.
Frankie Valli information:
Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1934) is an American musician, most famous as frontman of The Four Seasons. He is well-known for his unusually powerful falsetto singing voice. Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, and Bob Gaudio (the original members of The Four Seasons), were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.
Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with The 4 Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons' alias 'The Wonder Who?', and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist. As a member of The 4 Seasons, Valli's number one hits included 'Sherry', 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Walk Like a Man', 'Rag Doll' and 'December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)'. As a solo artist, Valli scored number one hits with the songs 'My Eyes Adored You' and 'Grease'. Valli's recording of the song 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' reached number two in 1967. 'You're Ready Now', a Valli solo recording from 1966, became a surprise hit in Great Britain as part of the Northern soul scene and hit number eleven on the British pop charts in December 1970.
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